Cut, Copy and Paste Files Using Keyboard Shortcuts in Google Drive Web

Google Drive Web now lets you cut, copy, and paste files using familiar keyboard shortcuts in the Chrome Browser that you use anywhere else. These shortcuts include Ctrl + C (or ⌘ + C on Mac) to copy, Ctrl + X to cut, and Ctrl + V to paste. This update will save you a lot of time by allowing you to copy and paste multiple files to new locations in Drive, and on multiple folders with just a few clicks and keyboard shortcuts.

In addition, when copying a file, a link to the file and its title will also be generated allowing you to easily paste them into an email or a document. You can now easily organize multiple files in multiple locations without creating any duplicate files, Ctrl + C, Ctrl + Shift + V will create shortcuts.

Finally, using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Enter, you can open files or folders in a new tab, so that you can easily view multiple files at once, or use different tabs to more easily organize files between two different folders. 

Rollout pace 

  • Rapid Release: Full rollout starting on May 26, 2022 (1–3 days for feature visibility)  
  • Scheduled Release: Full rollout starting on June 1, 2022  (1–3 days for feature visibility)


This feature is available to:

  • All Google Workspace Customers
  • Personal Google Accounts

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